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in florida. then vice-presidential candidate paul ryan speaks at ai rally in new hampshire. after that, the 1984 presidential debate between ronald reagan and walter mondale. >> tomorrow on "washington journal" two presidential candidates cake cake your calls and questions. jill stein from the green party, and the author of "party matters," virgil goode. >> it is the number one priority, and it is the most untouchable thing. that is going to cause more trouble than any other prop problem we have currently in the united states. getting medicare costs under control is the number one thing. >> you say we also surcharge smokers? >> yes. >> for their medicare coverage. where did you get that idea? >> it came from us. i'm the person that put it in the memo, but i didn't have to fight very hard for it. i have been accused of being incensetive, which i guess i probably am. i mean, i'm not really a democrat, but i'm certainly similar to the democrats in that thinking. if you have it, someone has to pay for it. >> we're not the only ones making arguments like this. the task force that was heade
of money and vice president paul ryan had a plan to turn it into a vulture type program and would like to hear specifically each of your visions for the future of medicare. >> well, thank you for that question, lisa. i mentioned the fact i got to see the difference that medicare makes in people's lives at a much earlier age than most do because i was raise $by my grandparents and my grandmother was medicare by the time i was in my late teens. this is something i regard as more of a program and a promise and one we must keep. my opponent supports a plan to end commay as we know it to instead give seniors vouchers that outside nonpartisan analysts have said will increase out-of-pocket expense for seniors over the first decade up to $6,000. we need to do more to extend the solvency of the program. >> governor thompson? >> it's amazing to me she has the audacity to say i did this when i'm not even in congress. i'm a private sector. i believe what needs to be done and we've got to protect medicare. but all the years my opponent has been in washington, 14 years, she's never introduced one bi
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